Nigerian American Wins Emmy Award: Hollywood Actress Uzo Aduba Makes History

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August 18, 2014 – Nigerian American Uzo Aduba Wins Emmy Award: Hollywood Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Big With Orange Is The New Black

For her role in ‘Orange Is The New Black’ TV series, Nigerian-born Hollywood actress Uzoamaka Nwaneka Aduba aka Uzo Aduba has made history for herself.

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She was first nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, was honored at the 65th annual Creative Arts Emmy where statues are given out for the more technical, behind-the-scenes categories like costume, hairstyling and art direction.

Uzo Aduba was nominated alongside co-stars Natasha Lynne and Laverne Cox.

Check out her emotional award message below:

I don’t know how to say how incredibly impressed I am to be a part of this show day in, day out,”.

Aduba also used the opportunity to appreciate her mother for deciding to leave Nigeria for America in order to make a better life for her family.

This is Uzo Aduba‘s 1st Emmy award for playing Crazy Eyes.

Though she has never travelled to Nigeria, her parents are both Nigerians.

A big congrats to her.